When Museveni shot his way to power, he pulled down Obote
's statue that stood in front of Parliament House in Kampala.
In his article titled "Forgetting Obote
" (NA, Dec), did Tom Oniro really mean that Ugandans, too, have forgotten Dr Apollo Milton Obote
A year later, in September 1967, without holding an election, Obote
became executive president when the country was declared a republic.
Some of them sang altered renditions of a popular pro-Milton Obote
song, substituting the name of the former two-time Uganda President, who died in 2005, with that of Mr Wine.
It happened that the future president of Uganda, Milton Obote
, was in Nairobi and showed Jaramogi a manifesto done for his party, the Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC).
The previous year, Uganda's National Resistance Army had toppled the government of President Milton Obote
and shortly thereafter Yoweri Museveni had installed himself as president.
However, in 1983, under a new president, Milton Obote
, the Expropriated Properties Act was instituted to provide for the transfer of expropriated properties to their former owners.
Gathafi went on to support Yoweri Museveni's rebellion against the democratically elected government of Milton Obote
. In one of his last visits to Uganda and amid tense national debate on constitutional and presidential term limits, Gathafi told Museveni that "revolutionaries do not retire".
Invariably, over and above Bobi's foregoing credentials, fundamentally, he has been propelled to prominence by one man: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the septuagenarian, former gueriIla leader, who has upturned Ugandan presidency into a personal precinct.YOWERI MUSEVENISometime in 1983, Museveni smuggled himself into a Nairobi suburb ndash Ngei estate to be precise ndash to canvass for the case of National Resistance Army and Movement NRA/M, as he begged for cash to sustain his insurgency against President Milton Obote
Distortions of history for propaganda purposes and the vilification of the late Milton Obote
and his Uganda People's Congress (UPC) by Museveni and his government, do not take away the historical fact that Obote
and the UPC governments he led contributed more to the economic and social development of Uganda than what Museveni has to show for his many years in power.
Uganda's independence Prime Minister, Dr Milton Obote
, cut his radical teeth in the early labour movement in Kenya.
1968 was only two years after Milton Obote
had overthrown his predecessor and abolished the whole kingdom establishment.